Friday September 21, 2012
“HOSTAGE CALM ALBUM-RELEASE ANXIETY”
Displaying an in-depth understanding of Silent Majority, Turning Point and Quicksand, Hostage Calm’s wellreceived 2008 debut, Lens, was a comprehensive lesson in what punk and hardcore should sound like. Jagged-yetinfectious melodies effortlessly merged with beefy power chords and politically charged battle cries while fiery anthems formed amidst uncommon song structures.
With that creative momentum and the positive response from fans and critics alike, the band took a year to write and a year to record its Self-Titled follow-up for Boston’s Run for Cover Records. It’s safe to say that the quintet’s knack for composing intelligent, passionate tunes is matched only by that of its musical ambition. While Hostage Calm continues to hint at those Dag Nasty arpeggios and the skipping Descendents-esque beats, these new songs are pushed in unclassifiable directions, cradled by lush layers of jangling acoustic guitars, quick tambourine hits and resonating piano accompaniments.
Run For Cover Records
There’s an pounding, relentless nature to Daylight’s songs. They pulse with a raw electricity and move a with kinetic force that’s great for punk rock adrenaline junkies. Sky-high melodies keep us singing while the raw production and throat-shredding vocals make us scream. At the same time, the interplay between band members – the weaving, twisting instrumentation and little touches like the echo and reverb of a quiet moment – and the flowering seeds of some fairly unconventional ideas (at least in regards to this type of music) make us think that Daylight is definitely headed for bigger and better things.
Run For Cover Records
“Too fast, too furious, pissed-as-fuck hardcore from up North. With a slightly angular and technical edge to their musicianship, they offer more than your standard cookie-cutter hardcore band with a fuller, more musically aware sound that stands as a testament to their unflinching dedication.”
-The Fest 9 write-up
Tor Johnson/Flannel Gurl Records
CT Pop Punk.
BRANFORD AMERICAN LEGION
243 North Main Street- Branford, CT
All Ages. 21+ to drink at the bar inside the building. NO DRINKING OUTSIDE, drinks are cheap here! Support the veterans that run this hall and let us book here!